Unbinding Jesus

An All Saints sermon on being free and setting Jesus free


I’m sitting in the Oklahoma City airport as I write - and I wanted to send you today’s sermon ASAP.

This morning, All Saints Sunday, I preached at First Christian Church in Norman OK. The text is from John 11, and the sermon was part of a weekend event on Freeing Jesus.

I hope you’ll listen in - as I unpack the meaning of freedom in the Gospel of John, and reposition Mary Magdalene in the story. I won’t tell you what happens, but my husband sent me a single text after listening to it - “The ending!”

My gratitude to Libbie Schrader whose research on John 11 has changed my vision of that gospel. Listen in. And get your kleenex ready.

And my thanks to the good people and clergy of First Christian Norman. What a great weekend!

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